Decorated prison guard condemns prison closure

A former high-ranking prison officer who has written a powerful book about life inside some of our toughest jails has joined the criticism of the decision to close Yetta Dhinnakkal.

David Farrell rose to an executive level with the Corrective Services and was a member of the hostage and siege teams which dealt with some of the most volatile prisoners in the state.

David was born and raised in Bourke and was in his hometown last week to catch up with old friends.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

Former Bourke resident, former senior prison officer, and author David “Emu” Farrell was in Bourke last week catching up with old friends and promoting his book “Old Screw”. Copies of the book are available from Setch Clothing in Bourke. Photo TWH